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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 30, 2014


Dot Adams Dorothy Adams, 80, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at a local hospital. She was the loving wife of former County Commissioner Curtis D. Adams. She was a wonderful mother to

Nan Baker

Lafayette
Mary Catherine "Nan" Baker, 72, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. She was a member of the

Nancy Brown

Rossville
Nancy Brown, 79, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home

Jack Burnett

Rossville
Jack Burnett, 70, passed into heaven on Friday, June 27, 2014, at his residence with his family by his side. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be held 3
Orsen "O.R." Crawley Jr., 94, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Erlanger Hosptial. O.R. was a longtime resident of Rhea County, a member of the First Baptist Church in Dayton. He was a veteran
Robert Daniels Jr., 67, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at his residence. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with
Martha Frances Horton Dattilo, 83, died Saturday, June 28, 2014. Services were held Sunday afternoon. She will be laid to rest in Rhea Memory Gardens. Please share memories of Martha on her online guest
Melvin Perkins Dews Sr., 73, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, in Chattanooga. He was a former employee of Sterchis Furniture Company and the City of Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by
Robert "Don" Garrett, 86, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday June 28, 2014. He served the Chattanooga Police Department for 33 1/2 years, retiring as Sergeant, and then worked

Daisy Gaugher

Rock spring
Daisy Lee Gauger, 85, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014. She was a 12-year member of the
Barbara Blanton Godwin, 72, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, after a series of illnesses. She is a born-again child of God and was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church. She is survived by her
Ruth Greene, 85, a native of Holcomb, Miss., passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014. She had lived in Chattanooga since 1964. She was a long time member of Silverdale Baptist Church where she

Sue Holliefield

Ringgold
Janet Sue Holliefield, 56, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was of the Christian faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Isie and Dollie
Calvin "C.J."Jenkins Sr., 79, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Rhea Medical Center. Services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home chapel. Family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today, June

Laura Lindsey

Ringgold
Laura Lee Trundle Lindsey, 89, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she graduated from Ringgold High School in 1942, was a member of Woodstation United Methodist Church
Vera Hestermann Linz, 94, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at her Hixson home. She was a faithful wife and a hard-working, gracious mother and grandmother. She participated in the body of New Salem

Betty Jo Little

Pikeville
Betty Jo Little, 86, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014. She was a dedicated homemaker and caregiver. Her favorite pastime was spent enjoying the company of her family. She also enjoyed collecting antiques. Betty

Yvonne McPeake

Chickamauga
Yvonne Johnson McPeake, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at her residence with her family by her side. She was a native of Pikeville, Tenn., where
Minnie Lou Petty, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her residence. The body will lie in state at 10 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to
Earlene Graves Roberts, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, one week shy of her 92nd birthday. She was born July 4, 1922, to Almena Cheever Graves and Earl Elsworth Graves

John Robinson

Murfreesboro
John Clyde Robinson, 69, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, June 27, 2014. He was born December 25, 1944 in Murfreesboro. He was a 1962 graduate of East Ridge High
Elizabeth Whitely-Spaulding DUNLAP Elizabeth Jo Ann Whiteley-Spaulding, infant daughter of Jennifer Whiteley and Ralph Spaulding, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Charles
Dexter Talley Sr. passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Lawrence Marcus Watts, 67, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Madres Watts. Survivors

Billie Westbrooke

Fort oglethorpe
Willie "Billie" H. Westbrooke, 90, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Billie was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and member of Fort Oglethorpe

Stephen Wilson

Lafayette
Stephen Wesley Wilson, 67, of LaFayette died Saturday, June 28, 2014. He is a member of New Harvest
Annice Wooden, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Young Hee Yun, 88, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Brevard, N.C. Survivors include daughters, Nan Roberts, Kyung Sook Han, Kap Soon Kim and Mung Son Kim; son, Sang Young Kim; 13 grandchildren
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died.
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Larry J. Cano, the founder of the El Torito restaurant chain who helped popularize Mexican food with the U.S. masses, has died at age...
NEW YORK (AP) - A powerful political adviser who was influential in the elections of several New York City mayors has died. David Garth was 84.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for candid shots of Hollywood stars like...
NEW YORK (AP) - The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Rose Cochran, the wife of Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, has died. She was 73.
PHOENIX (AP) - Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is credited with helping establish a group of mountain parks in the desert city, has died at the age of 87.
CHICAGO - In an era of politicians who are wedded to the party line, coiffed and packaged to sell to voters, colorful and outspoken Judy Baar Topinka spent 3½ decades...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Family members say Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and tapped code through a...
NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game "Simon" has died. Ralph Baer also was leader of the...
L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians - the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more - has died. He was 73.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - William Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for The Associated Press who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, died early Thursday morning at age 57 after a long battle with cancer, the...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has died. She was 57.
PHOENIX (AP) - L. Stephen Coles spent his career studying the reasons why supercentenarians - or those who live to 110 or more - survived as long as they did.
NEW YORK (AP) - The first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman has died. New York City politician Herman Badillo was 85.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Fargo, North Dakota, Mayor Dennis Walaker, the man known as the "flood mayor" for leading North Dakota's largest city through several successful fights against the Red...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died....